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Art inspired parties aren’t just for the girls, and this Bright & Colorful Painting Birthday Party that Tabitha Blue of Fresh Mommy Blog created for her adorable son is the perfect example! Plus, what little boy could resist getting messy with paint and then chowing down on the yummy cupcakes that they decorated… which of course translates to “piled on as much frosting and sprinkles as possible”. ;) In addition to being beautifully styled, this bright & happy celebration looks like a blast all around!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Colorful paper lantern garlands + cool rainbow apron garland backdrop for the dessert table
  • Bright chocolate dipped pretzel rode & rice krispie treat ‘paint brushes’ + primary color layered cake
  • Paintbrush themed printables + a tablescape stocked with all of the necessary painting supplies
  • “Decorate your own cupcake” activity station with a buffet of colorful frostings & sprinkles

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PARTY DETAILS as told by Tabitha

We threw this bright and colorful painting party for our little boy to celebrate his bright and colorful four years of life! Though the morning brought us rain, it was perfect. The awning of our lanai bringing us closer together to celebrate my growing boy and his big, beautiful heart… and life.

As the party began, it marked the end of the rain, but the beginning of smiling mouths full of sugar and canvases becoming the masterpiece of little Picasso hands. It was Brayden’s day, his treat filled paint party, and it was good.

We served a smorgasbord of sugary delights like rice crispy treat paint brushes, pretzel sticks and marshmallows dipped in colored candy “paint”, cupcakes (the most delicious cupcakes ever, more on that later), rainbow cake (that this mama whipped up the night before and was so happy that it actually turned out) and wherever else we could fit sugar in those little bodies.

As little ones arrived and walked through the maze of balloons that completely filled our living room and spilled out onto the patio, they could choose an apron to wear to “help” cover clothes, though everyone was warned ahead of time that things could get pretty messy. A party of kids plus more paint and brushes than adults present could have equaled a colorful disaster, but surprisingly everyone was so well behaved that there wasn’t even one spill. From there we had three stations set up, the treat table stocked with the crazy array of colorful sugars, the painting table set with paint canvasses, a rainbow of paints and brushes and then the cupcake “painting” table with some delicious cupcakes and pallets of creamy frosting and sprinkles.

I think my favorite part was watching the focus on their faces as they opened up their creativity and poured it out onto the blank canvases before them. Or maybe my favorite part was when parents let their kids loose on the cupcake table full of delicious chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, pallets of frosting with lots of sprinkles and toppings to boot. Okay, but really, my favorite part was celebrating this spirited little four year old who completely lights up my life.

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